September DRT Honor Days

September 18, 2017 - September 18 is one of two days in September the Daughters of the Republic of Texas specify as Honor Days. This day is known as Texas Heroes Day. On this day the memory or the volunteer soldiers who died defending the Republic of Texas and establishing her independence are remembered. Join with the organization in honoring this group, as well as all the men and women of the military, both past and present.

The third Saturday in September, this year September 16, is set aside as Texian Navy Day. In September 1835 the first naval engagement of the Texas Revolution occurred near Velasco, when the Texian privateer, the San Felipe, engaged the Mexican ship, the Correo. The Texian Navy won its first victory in the War of Independence on the high seas. This event was one month before the first significant land battle of the Texas Revolution at Gonzales

Join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the William Carroll Crawford Chapter in honoring these days of our Texas history.